Originally posted by NiagaraReptiles
That is a portion of the regulations taken from the IATA guidlines manual. There is a portion following that (I believe) that states the requirements for styrofoam/cardboard shipping containers and rigid containers for smaller reptiles. It's late and I'm not in the mood to reference it exactly right now........maybe tomorrow
The IATA hand book can be ordered through them directly for a cost of $119 US.
It is the shippers responsibility to conform to IATA shipping regulations and it is also the right of the airline to refuse inapropriately packed shipments.
Yes... that is true however, I was told directly (and I quote) " Any snake over 24" that is not confined in a non crushable wood crate will not be shipped!"